National Geographic

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Photo by @amivitale | Lions are darted and flown from Tembe and Mkuze game reserves in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, to Mozambique. They were a part of the largest transport of wild lions across an international boundary in history. Decades of civil war and poaching had all but decimated the animals in this area. Careful management had brought back nearly all the other indigenous species with the exception of these apex predators. So far all the newly introduced lions are thriving. Already more than 30 cubs have been born. I covered this historic undertaking for my recent @natgeo story. Learn more by reading "How the world’s largest lion relocation was pulled off. @zambezedeltaconservation @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @photog.for.good @cabelafamilyfoundation #conservation #lions #stoppoaching #mozambique

Photo by @amivitale | Lions are darted and flown from Tembe and Mkuze game reserves in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, to Mozambique. They were a part of the largest transport of wild lions across an international boundary in history. Decades of civil war and poaching had all but decimated the animals in this area. Careful management had brought back nearly all the other indigenous species with the exception of these apex predators. So far all the newly introduced lions are thriving. Already more than 30 cubs have been born. I covered this historic undertaking for my recent @natgeo story. Learn more by reading "How the world’s largest lion relocation was pulled off. @zambezedeltaconservation @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @photog .for.good @cabelafamilyfoundation #conservation #lions #stoppoaching #mozambique